Final: Bruins 6, Devils 1

THIRD PERIOD

Over here at the Rock. Bruins win it, 6-1.

14:23 — Boston, 6-1. Thornton connects with help from Paille.

4:50 — Boston, 5-1. Krecji deflects in long wrister by Seidenberg. Lucic has assisted on last two goals.

2:13 — Boston, 4-1. Alone in slot, Bergeron drills in short-range one-timer off clean feed into middle by Marchand.

Back in action.

SECOND PERIOD

Bruins win 24 of 31 faceoffs in first two periods, for impressive 77 percent efficiency. Krejci goes 12-for-15, 80 percent. Patrik Elias a woeful 1-for-10. Adam Henrique 1-for-8. Might be better just to try to kick puck.

40:00 in the books. Bruins, 3-1.

Bruins do little with two power play in period. Not much offense mounted by either side. Bruins doing strong job at faceoff circle.

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4:02 — Bruins, 3-1. Bergeron pots unassisted goal, after breaking out alone when rookie Larsson fans on shot at opposite blue line.

And away we go.

FIRST PERIOD

End 20:00. Bruins, 2-1, and picked up shot pace in last five minutes. Devils with 16-11 lead.

13:17 — Boston, 2-1. Horton with forehand pot at left post, off Krecji pass by Parise and Fayne. PPG. Horton with only 4 points in previous 11 games.

Bruins cobbled together only 20 shots Saturday in Dallas. Only two in first 10 min.s here. Devils with eight.

8:15 — Bruins, 1-1. Ference slapper from above left wing circle deflects by Brodeur off of Campbell’s skate. Second Boston shot on net.

4:24 — Devils, 1-0. Clark snaps wrister to top right corner off rush. Breaks in, 2-on-1, with Parise for PPG.

Thornton and Janssen drop gloves at 2:07 and exchange a load of big right hands to one another’s kissers. Good bout. Not much relevance so early, but good shots.

Underway.

The Bruins and Devils are on the ice here at the Rock for their pre-game warmup. New Jersey will have Martin Brodeur in its net, with Tim Thomas between the pipes for the defending Stanley Cup champs.

Steve Kampfer and Zach Hamill are on the ice for the Bruins in the warmup. Both will be scratches.

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Faceoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.

The Bruin are back at work tomorrow night with the Calgary Flames on Causeway Street. The Flames are 18-18-5 and currently not among the top eight seeds in the Western Conference.

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